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ABWA is a premier women's organization. We support members through education, networking support, leadership opportunities, and local and national recognition. All women (and men) are welcome: Working for employers, business owners, looking for work (and mentors), students, and women who wish to remain active in retirement.

Meet area professional women and learn more about ABWA and the benefits it offers! Our local meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Livonia Chamber of Commerce at 33300 Five Mile Road, Suite 212, in Livonia with networking and dinner at 6:00 p.m. Introductions begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a business-relevant speaker (always awesome!) and a short business meeting (cost is $15 online using PayPal or credit card - includes dinner).

Prepaid reservations are required - visit our Events page at www.novi-abwa.org/events.

There is also an alternate Zoom option for attending each meeting that starts at 6:30 p.m. at no cost.

Our local Novi Oaks scholarships for women are offered every year, including two $2,000 Impact Scholarships for Michigan residents, and a $1,000 scholarship for students of Madonna University. Contact us at NoviOaks.edu@gmail.com - the deadline to complete the application for the Novi Oaks Impact Scholarships is May 15 each year. Detailed guidelines can be downloaded on our Scholarships and Education page.

ABWA National scholarships for women of up to $10,000 are offered through the ABWA National Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund at www.sbmef.org, and applications open in October of each year.

You can join ABWA for the cost of $115 nationally and $24 dues locally. Student memberships are only $50! Learn more about the national organization and join ABWA at www.abwa.org.

Other Michigan chapters are located in Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Clarkston, Flint, Frankenmuth, Southfield, and Utica. For links to all chapters in Michigan and the U.S., visit our website at www.novi-abwa.org (lower right corner of each page).

Check out this article, in which ABWA is listed as the first of 9 Powerful Professional Organizations for Women in Businesshttps://www.godaddy.com/garage/9-powerful-professional-organizations-for-women-in-business/?fbclid=IwAR24E13eZ0Vo-QqkOX_4vGKPTqVS-1YsQVQzCopRD-wCFYV79uXvhQoFiac

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Rock Your LinkedIn Profile!

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Are you a new user to LinkedIn? Have you been "on" LinkedIn for years but still not sure how to use it? Presenter Amy Dawson will demonstrate helpful tricks, explain useful features, and provide quick answers to the most common questions about how to use LinkedIn.

Walk away with 5 easy ways to improve your profile, grow your network, search for jobs, customize settings, and make the most of LinkedIn.
þ How to create a LinkedIn profile
þ How to increase your profile visibility
þ What’s the difference between the paid and free LinkedIn profile pages?
þ How to market yourself on LinkedIn

Amy Dawson is the Global Contingent Workforce Operations Lead at LinkedIn, where she has been for the last 4 years. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of LinkedIn’s global non-employee program.
Amy is a 28-year member of ABWA and is a past Ambassador Steering Committee Chair, Past National Secretary-Treasurer, and a Past Top Ten Business Woman. This is a monthly meeting of the American Business Women's Association, Novi Oaks Charter Chapter.

There is no cost to attend the Zoom portion of this meeting. PLEASE REGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE! www.novi-abwa.org/events

You may wish to attend in person - $15 includes dinner - ALSO REGISTER ON OUR CHAPTER WEBSITE! www.novi-abwa.org/events. The in-person meeting is held at the Livonia Chamber of Commerce at Five Mile and Farmington Roads. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE ON OUR WEBSITE for both the Zoom or the in-person meeting.

Shift Your Mindset: Cultivate, Embrace, and Demonstrate Resiliency

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Linda Hannah takes you on a journey through figurative hats as she talks about the various types that we all wear as we navigate life’s challenges. Learn how to enhance life choices to be your best self and overcome a hindering mindset. Navigate through perceptions and emotions to amplify strength and courage. Eliminate the “no-time” syndrome and embrace a self-care regimen that energizes your soul.

With a background as a hat designer and the founder of Hat Moments, Linda Hannah has educated and entertained audiences about the history of hats across various organizations and venues. She also has a unique way of blending what different “hats” mean in life with the way we think, and she speaks to inspire and encourage.

Linda is a contributing writer in the Anthology, A Widow’s Resilience. Having experienced wearing a Hat of Loss and later, a Hat of Resiliency, she shares how we can change our hats to calm the soul and have a better outlook.

Linda is a Sr. Contracts Analyst for ITC Holdings Corp. She is also the 2022 winner of the Toastmasters Division D International Speech Contest and 3rd finisher of District 28. She can be contacted at [masked] or[masked].HATS.

There is no cost to attend the Zoom portion of this meeting. PLEASE REGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE! www.novi-abwa.org/events

You may wish to attend in person - $15 includes dinner - ALSO REGISTER ON OUR CHAPTER WEBSITE! www.novi-abwa.org/events. The in-person meeting is held at the Livonia Chamber of Commerce at Five Mile and Farmington Roads. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE ON OUR WEBSITE for the Zoom OR the in-person meeting.

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Clothing Cove Fashion Show - $20

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